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Wednesday, 28 June 2017 21:29

U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Considers Self-Driving Vehicle Legislation

The U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing on a draft package of 14 driverless car bills on June 27. The hearing follows closely behind ASA’s Mechanical Operations Committee meeting with senior House Energy and Commerce staff June 14 to discuss several issues related to driverless cars and the potential impact on repair shops.


Witnesses included:


    Mitch Bainwol, president and CEO, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
    John Bozzella, president and CEO, Global Automakers
    Tim Day, senior vice president, Chamber Technology Engagement Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    The Hon. David L. Strickland, counsel, Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets and Partner, Venable LLP
    Alan Morrison, Lerner Family associate dean for Public Interest and Public Service Law, The George Washington University Law School

    Will Wallace, policy analyst, Consumers Union


ASA is reviewing the draft legislation and will make comments to the committee. To read the witness’s testimony or to view a recording of the hearing, please visit


The Automotive Service Association is the largest not-for-profit trade association of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent automotive service and collision repair professionals. ASA serves an international membership base that includes numerous state affiliate and chapter groups.


ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. To take advantage of the many benefits of membership in ASA, please visit or call (817) 514-2900.


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